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Iran's foreign trade surpasses $73 billion in 9 months

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Iran's foreign trade hit $73.6 billion in the first nine months of the current Iranian year (March 21, 2014-December 22, 2014), the latest customs data showed.

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The value of Iran's non-oil exports, including gas condensates, hit $35.145 billion during the same period, Iran's Customs Administration announced on Saturday.

Iran's non-oil exports rose considerably compared to last year's corresponding period, it said.

Iran's non-oil exports included liquefied propane, methanol, and polyethylene with major customers from China, Iraq, the UAE, Afghanistan and India.

Meanwhile, the imported goods included wheat, vehicles, rice, soya, and maize. The goods were imported mainly from the UAE, China, South Korea, India and Turkey.

In April, a customs office report said that Iran's total trade balance (including its oil exports) with 83 world countries surpassed $92 billion last year.

The report said that Iran's imports of non-oil goods amounted to $50.818 billion last year (ended March 20, 2014).

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